Today I cannot resist sharing about I am Harlequin, an awesome singer I stumbled upon several days ago while trying to find out similar artists to Lana del Rey. In fact, this video, Because He Loves Them Both, is kike-alike to Kinda Outta Luck or Video Games (IMO).
Behind this peculiar name hides Anne Freier, who grew up in East Germany at the end of the GDR regime and moved to London where she had her musical training. Anne has influences that range from classical music, particularly the Russians of the 20th century, such as the great composer & pianist Rachmaninov, to the advanced choir arrangements in Stephen Sondheim musicals, as well as other completely different latest references like Florence + The Machine or CocoRosie. I am Harlequin is epic electro indie pop at its finest. The music embraces a menagerie of instruments to create a bold and intricate sound. Her sophisticated, off-kilter melodies form stirring and unforgettable pop songs.
Watch, listen, and prepare yourself for the goosebumps.